Reflections on the Passing of Chessie

Reflections on Chessie – A Great Tahoe Dog   Our lab-retriever mutt of nearly 18 years passed away last fall. It was way past her time, but that tired expression feels hollow—inadequate in comparison to her affection for our family. Chessie saw us through deaths and births; she comforted the old and brought joy to […]

The Loud Family

Being a Loud Family   I’ve come to an important realization recently: we’re loud. That’s right. We are “that” family: the loud ones. Maybe it’s a simple byproduct of having two children close in age who constantly compete for attention from Wifey and me. Or maybe it has to do with Wifey and me being […]